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With each passing year, we add a little more sugar, spice, and geekiness to our Christmas tree, and I love it a little more. Because we’ve had Star Wars on the brain, we’ve made several additions in that vein, including the best nutcracker ever conceived. And after much searching, contemplation, and meditation, we finally added a tree topper for the first time. Jeff found the perfect one. Praise Cthulhu!

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Halloween Party 2015

Ashley Walton —  November 8, 2015 — Leave a comment

Every year, we invite our friends to dress up, share a meal, and of course, watch Thriller with silent respect and awe. Below are some photos of our friends’ amazing costumes, party details, and the coolest novelty chocolates you’ll ever see. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be counting down the days until next Halloween.

Truffle Cottage Halloween

beautiful chocolates from The Truffle Cottage

Han and Chewbacca couple's cosplay

Han and Chewie

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It’s finally October, and all my favorite things are now in season! I’ve had my Star Wars-themed Halloween costume ready to go since early September, and during my hunt, I found so many great fun, easy Star Wars costumes that I have to share with the world! It’s never been easier to grab cool Star Wars cosplay pieces that can make for a simple Halloween costume but become every day wardrobe staples.

The Wookiee

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Chewbacca Hoodie- Hot Topic. $74.99

(Note: Hot Topic has online and in-store sales all the time, so watch out for those! )

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Chewbacca shirt- HallowenCostumes.com. $14.99–$19.99

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A Real New Hope

Ashley Walton —  November 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

So by now, the Star Wars stuff is old news. Disney bought Lucasfilm and they’re gonna make episodes 7, 8, and 9 with episode 7 projected to come out in 2015. I hear a lot of the same things from Star Wars fans– some relieved, some angry, but I thought I’d throw in my two cents (this is the internet, after all).

I’m not gonna lie– I’m excited. I sent texts to brothers and nephews, and I went nuts on Twitter and Facebook during the live conference call. Now let me clarify, my excitement is not naive. I’ve been burned by Star Wars before. I’ll never forget my supreme disappointment when I skipped school to see Episode I in theaters opening day, only to find it was about trade legislation (this was only after I’d bought Episode I action figures, gushed over Darth Maul’s look, and dawned Queen Amidala’s makeup for the opening). I think episodes 1 through 3 are beyond boring, and I think Empire Strikes Back is the only truly well-made Star Wars film, though I love the world with all its creatures and characters.

Having established my scorn, I’m still elated that the baton has been passed and someone else is going to give it a go. Will it suck? Maybe. But looking at Disney’s relationship with Marvel, I have hope for Star Wars yet. And whatever happens, I’m thrilled at the prospect of episodes 7–9, which have only been discussed in hushed tones, and I’m relieved they’re being made by someone other than Lucas. If Lucas were making them, I don’t think I would even see them.

Lucas came up with a wonderful world, and he is one admirable philanthropist– I don’t think anyone should ever let him write or direct. Neither of those things are his strengths, nor his talents (geez, the guy made Natalie Portman look like a bad actor, for crying out loud). I know Lucas has had a hard time coming to terms with his angry fans and trusting his beloved ideas to others, but in the end, selling Lucasfilm is the best thing he could have done for his fans, and it’s the most selfless thing he’s done for his fans in years. I’m optimistic about the future (er, or the past, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away).

In case you haven’t heard, I’m at Comic-Con. The geek fest leaves me tired at the end of the day, but I’m going to try to leave little blog posts everyday, and I’ll fill in the blanks later. So here’s the coolest stuff from today.
                                    
Light cycle from Tron.
Set piece: throne room from Thor.
True Blood is coming out with a comic.
Tron Wii remote.
Prop from the Green Lantern movie: Abin Sur (the alien who gives Green Lantern his powers).
Got trapped in an action figure package.
Predator head.
Played with zombie movie props. Yes, that’s two chainsaws ducktaped onto a paddle.
While I’m at the Con, I’m constantly tweeting, and I upload photos to my Twitter first, so follow AshleyGeekGirl on Twitter if you want all the juicy details.